7 Benefits of Sensory Bins and How They Support Child Development

7 Benefits of Sensory Bins and How They Support Child Development

Sensory bins are tactile ways for children to play that encourage various skill development.   They are essentially a box filled with a textured filler like dry rice, pinto beans, or flour with various toys and tools in them for children to find and play with.  A...

How to Fix Dry Play Doh: 5 Ways to Rehydrate Play Doh

How to Fix Dry Play Doh: 5 Ways to Rehydrate Play Doh

I can't tell you how many containers of Play Doh I tossed out because my kids left the lids off. I had no idea you could fix dry Play Doh, but you can! You'll never have to waste homemade or store-bought playdough again. All play dough, whether you buy the name brand...

How to Make Simple DIY Glitter Sensory Bottles

How to Make Simple DIY Glitter Sensory Bottles

Sensory bottles can be a calming experience for your little one. They're great for babies, toddlers, preschoolers or any child who loves visually stimulating objects. The great thing is you don't have to buy them! Instead, you can save money and make them yourself at...

14 Sensory Room Ideas: Create a Calming Space

14 Sensory Room Ideas: Create a Calming Space

All children, whether they have special needs or not, benefit from sensory activities. Adding a sensory room to your home or school is a great way to provide kids with a sensory experience to help regulate their emotions. When creating this space for your child, make...

Winter Sensory Bin with Fake Snow: A Winter Activity

Winter Sensory Bin with Fake Snow: A Winter Activity

As the temperatures dip lower, I'm always on the search for easy activities that my kids, and one of my kids' favorite things to do is play with a sensory bin. I made a winter sensory bin with fake snow, and it was a huge hit for my kids. I saw a bag of fake...

10 ADHD Hand Toys Little Kids Love

10 ADHD Hand Toys Little Kids Love

Kids often struggle to sit still and focus, especially if they have ADHD or anxiety. Grabbing some ADHD hand toys or fidget toys are a great way to help your child calm down and relax whether at home, school, or in the car. The great thing is that most fidget toys are...

17 Sensory Board DIY Ideas for Busy Babies and Toddlers

17 Sensory Board DIY Ideas for Busy Babies and Toddlers

You baby has been busy exploring the world around him for some time now. Since the moment he could open his eyes and take his first breath, he was taking in everything through his senses. From seeing and hearing to feeling and tasting, they are loving the new...

DIY Fake Snow For Sensory Play

DIY Fake Snow For Sensory Play

Winter is almost here and there has never been a more perfect time for this pretend snow. I don't know about your kids but mine can spend hours with anything involving squishy, moldable, or otherwise "messy" play! (Although rest assured this activity is easy to...

Christmas Sensory Bin for Toddlers

Christmas Sensory Bin for Toddlers

Toddlers love sensory bins!  They are super simple to create and make great activities for toddlers to explore different textures, develop language, and improve fine motor skills.  This Christmas sensory bin incorporates auditory, visual, and tactile...

Fall Leaf Painting Wreathe for Toddlers

Fall Leaf Painting Wreathe for Toddlers

Now is the time that the leaves have started changing into their beautiful colors. Here in the north east, we are hitting peak leaf color season and my toddler’s eyes are delighted with wonder seeing them fall to the ground. She loves picking them up and telling me...

Pom Pom Tube Drop: Toddler Developmental Activity

Pom Pom Tube Drop: Toddler Developmental Activity

Activity Sneak Peak: Under 5 minute set-up timeRequires only THREE household itemsMulti-sensory and fine motor skillsWorks on problem-solving, cause-and-effect, counting and colorsFor ages 12 months+ This PomPom Tube Drop activity is very simple and...

Ocean Scene Jello Toy Dig Sensory Bin

Ocean Scene Jello Toy Dig Sensory Bin

Young children LOVE to get messy! Their little hands and minds are so eager to dig into whatever materials they can find. They have no comprehension for the disaster that it makes or the clean up that it entails for us parents. Specifically, one fun and messy sensory...

No-Mess Finger Paint Activity

No-Mess Finger Paint Activity

Although I love a good and messy sensory experience for my little ones on occasion, I can also do without the clean up! Finding mess-free alternatives to sensory activities are a great way to keep your baby or toddler busy while eliminating the treacherous clean up....

10 Inexpensive Sensory Shakers and Noise Makers

10 Inexpensive Sensory Shakers and Noise Makers

Easily create sensory bottles that your kids can have fun both making and playing with. Most of them use items that you'll find around the house, so always make sure you're saving the things that might be garbage! I can always find a fun craft or activity to make with...

Toy Water Scoop Sensory Bin

Toy Water Scoop Sensory Bin

Hot summer days plus busy toddlers is the perfect recipe to get outside and play. Water play is a great way to keep them cool and having fun! However, you don't need a pool or water table to make water play fun. Try this cheap and simple activity that takes very...

Fishing For Letters Toddler Outdoor Activity

Fishing For Letters Toddler Outdoor Activity

Finding activities to keep your toddler busy and entertained during the hot, summer days can be daunting. Getting them outside is important, but you want to have ways to keep them cool, as well. Fishing for Letters is a simple activity that your toddler will love!...

Ice Block Toy Dig Outside Sensory Activity

Ice Block Toy Dig Outside Sensory Activity

As those hot summer days are approaching, you'll want to get your kids outside as much as possible. Though you may already have the pool, water table, or trampoline, their attention spans only last so long. That's why it's great to have some activities up your sleeve...

11 Simple and Fun Outdoor Activities for Your Toddler

11 Simple and Fun Outdoor Activities for Your Toddler

Now that the weather is warm, it's time to get out and have some fun with your toddler! If you're stuck at home and finally running out of new, exciting ideas for your kids, check out some simple and fun activities that anyone can do! Most of these activities don't...

Frozen Toy Outdoor Sensory Baby and Toddler Activity

Frozen Toy Outdoor Sensory Baby and Toddler Activity

This easy outdoor sensory baby activity is great for the summertime. Although it can definitely be done inside, it's a good way to cool your little ones off in the warm sun. The coldness of the ice cubes will be fun for your baby to manipulate or chew on. For this...